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Assistant Professor - Global Change Biology- Department of Integrative Biology

Position overview

Anticipated start: 7/1/2023

Application Window

Open August 23, 2022 through Tuesday, Nov 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Assistant Professor, Global Change Biology
Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of global change biology, broadly defined. The potential start date is July 1, 2023.

We seek an exceptional scientist whose research bridges temporal scales and levels of biological organization and who uses new analytical, empirical, or theoretical tools to address fundamental questions in global change biology such as: how do physiological, ecological, and evolutionary systems respond to forces of global environmental change; how do new species form, diversify and coexist in changing environments; and how do molecular evolution and adaptation shape changing genomic and ecological landscapes. Although we will consider a broad range of research programs related to global change biology, we are particularly interested in programs that fill departmental needs for expertise in ecology, marine systems, invertebrate biology, plant biology, or microbial symbioses.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish a thriving externally funded research program, to effectively train and mentor students, to contribute to instruction in IB’s core courses and in their area of expertise, and to contribute to an equitable and inclusive department and campus climate. They will join a department with strong multidisciplinary emphases to complement and bridge already strongly represented fields such as ecology, evolutionary biology, physiology, and paleobiology. UCB has exceptional strengths in many areas of climate change science, technology, economics, and policy, and
our new colleague will have the opportunity to partner in research and teaching. The ideal candidate will develop collaborative links with faculty working in these arenas while also providing distinctive, complementary expertise in organismal and evolutionary biology.

Competitive candidates will demonstrate evidence of strong research productivity, potential to obtain external funding, a commitment to excellence in teaching and research mentoring of undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs, and a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging
consistent with Berkeley’s principles of community (see below).

The department is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in candidates who have had non-traditional career paths or who have taken time off for family reasons, or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academia. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Minimum Basic Qualifications:

PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

PhD degree (or equivalent international degree) must be held by start date

Preferred qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

-Applicants with an exceptional research record in any area of global change biology are encouraged to apply.

-Demonstrate excellence, originality, and productivity in research record in any area of global change biology.

-Demonstrate evidence of commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching and research mentoring, and public outreach.

-Demonstrate evidence of commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

-Demonstrate potential for funding.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research Objectives

  • Statement of Teaching Interests

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to

  • Significant Publication #1 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #2 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Significant Publication #3 - In addition to your publication, provide a statement that begins with the manuscript title and author list and then summarize, in approximately 300 words, the significance of the selected publication.

  • Brief Description of Research Accomplishments

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

Berkeley, CA